Stewart Yates, managing director of TFM Networks, has been named Institute of Directors Young Director of the Year, an award that recognises directors with outstanding business acumen, leadership skills and social responsibility.
As head of the virtual network operator, Stewart was awarded the peer-nominated accolade for the South-East region in the category of businesses with a turnover of up to £4.99million. He was praised for the development and application of IP and Broadband technologies as a low-cost, high performance solution to the communication strategies of distributed businesses.
Yates said: “I am delighted to have been named Young Director of the Year – to have won this prestigious award against such impressive competition is a real honour, and all the more so because I’ve been nominated by peers and fellow directors in the business world.
“The award recognises the hard work of our dedicated team and justifies the approach we have taken with our customers in developing innovative and cost-effective network solutions.”
The IoD’s Regional Director, Rodger Broad commented: “The winners were chosen as best in their categories by seven astute independent judges. Their performance, potential and social responsibility singled them out from over 200 other nominees and they are very worthy of our congratulations and praise.”